She Saved That Deer’s Life. What The Deer Did In Return

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In the summer of 2004, veterinarian Melanie Butera got an unexpected patient: a blind and seemingly dying fawn called Dillie. This story, titled “Love on Tiny Hooves”, shows us a glimpse into the lives of Butera and her husband and the pet they decided to adopt into their family. The poor fawn couldn’t have survived the night on her own, but thanks to the love provided by this couple from Canal Fulton, Ohio, she recovered tremendously.

Dillie has become an integral part of their family now. She is treated like a child by the couple; she loves lollipops, she plays games with her dad, and she also has her own bedroom in the house.


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Watching them together is heart-warming to say the least! Melanie has been battling stage 4 cancer, but she says that Dillie taught her that “every life is a gift.” She feels that while she saved the Dillie’s life, Dillie repaid her by saving hers.

Watch this beautiful story! What are your thoughts about this? Let us know in the comments section! We’d love to hear from you!

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